The tradition of celebrating a birthday is rooted in the deep past.
Want to make this holiday original - take advantage of the customs of other nations to celebrate this day.
Many of them are rather nontrivial.
Tradition to hand over the birthday cake with candles,Which he must blow out, originated in Germany as far back as the 12th century. But only the treats appeared on the table not by the end of the evening, but right from the morning. A festive cake can be a great start to a modern birthday, presenting the birthday party a festive mood and hope of fulfilling his cherished dream if he succeeds in blowing out all the candles.
In the same Germany there is one more tradition -An unmarried man older than thirty years on his birthday takes a broom and goes to sweep the city streets. At this time, his friends play a trick on him and add work to him, throwing small stones on the ground. Cleaning lasts until the passing by an unmarried woman will not give a birthday kiss.
In Russia, a birthday man can be heartbroken for earsComrades, wishing thus to express all their warm feelings. A similar custom exists in Ireland. In this country, the culprit is turned over by the head and gently knocking on the floor as many times as a person turns age, and another additional blow is for luck. It is unlikely that an adult will be pleased with such a congratulation, but a child can be delighted with such a tradition. The main thing is that the congratulatory had strong hands, and he did not go too far with the force of the blow.
Do not know what to put on the table - treatGathered noodles. In China, this food symbolizes the longevity that the culprit of the celebration wants to give. It is believed that the longer the macaroni can draw a birthday boy into himself, the longer he will live.
In Canada, it is customary to create ambushesOn the birthday. Loving relatives and friends lie in wait for the originator of the celebration, and then smear his nose with oil or other foodstuff. In the course can go jam, condensed milk or fruit puree. But in Jamaica, the same kind relatives shower the birthday with the "dust of centuries" as a sign that he was a year older. The role of dust is usually flour.